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Villa Savoye, Poissy

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Designed by famed Swiss architects Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, Villa Savoye represents a modern architectural masterpiece open to the public. The Savoye family commissioned the house as a country retreat in 1928, and it was finished in the early 1930s. The home became Corbusier's best-known building from the era, as it exerted an enormous influence on the international modernism architectural movement through its design. During World War II, Nazis sent the family to a concentration camp and used the house for storage. After the war, the French government took ownership; it was designated a historical monument in 1965. Plan your Villa Savoye visit and explore what else you can see and do in Poissy using our Poissy tourist route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    If you're not an architect or student in this area, absolutely need a guide. For beginners, you might not understand... The House is very simple appearance, this is the story of this villa which worth 1 h 30 ~ 2 hours of visit. Tip: the tour and the guide are free the first Sunday of the month. I could not find time for the guide, but today, for example, he was present at 15: 00.
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  • August 15, 2017
    After a somewhat mixed effect of surprise, I was expecting something more majestic, the House and Park are small enough, it is quickly seduced by this villa so ahead of his time and so well thought! visit free but with a paper document taken home that allows to know the parts of the House and their assignment, a real favorite! Go ahead, double good surprise with the city of Poissy very bucolic, where it is interesting to stroll
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  • August 15, 2017
    Le Corbusier was really avant-garde with its huge picture windows, this way of designing a house where we spend inside outdoors as easily. Amazing brightness, decompartmentalization
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  • September 3, 2017
    Villa Savoye, designed by famous architecture Le Corbusier, is an inspirational for the subsequent architect. If you want to know more about modernism in architecture, you should visit this site. You can visit the yard for free and 8€ for visiting inside of the building. To go there, you should take a train towards out of Paris (approximately 1 h.)
  • August 22, 2017
    Great experience of iconic architecture. However the place seemed to be not looked after very well. Plus there wasn't any original Corb's furniture inside which was a downside. But overall a great experience. It's outside of the city, and a bit of a walk from the train station. Free entry for Europeans under 26, otherwise a 9 euro entry if I remember correctly. Also great info stands about russian constructivism outside .
  • August 3, 2017
    This milestone in the history of architecture must be experienced. The lack of furniture is unfortunate, but the advantage is that you can go around in the rooms everywhere. What I also regret, are the exhibition boards outside, as they disturb the entrance view of the building. Some restoration work is already around the corner, but this does not take away the joy of being here and experiencing the spirit of innovation.
  • June 28, 2017
    Magnificent architecture and very interesting guided tour (that was for free)
  • June 4, 2017
    One of the must-see houses for people interested in architecture or design.

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